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SPRING-2017 Cohort

STRATEGY#1

HOW DO I  

MOTIVATE MY FELLOW STUDENTS TO DEVELOP ACTIVITY LEARNING IN MY COLLEGE

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SOLUTION

I Explored every nook and corner of my campus and found everything to be perfect from infrastructure to faculty but the main problem I found was the gap between the theoretical and practical knowledge among the students. All that was being taught to them was not being put into practical use and hence students did not understand most of the important information.

Another perspective involved students who had the zeal to build something,but didn't have the necessary resources and all their ideas were just vaguely floating in their mind. To bridge this gap among the practical and theoretical knowledge I came up with a brilliant solution in the form of an activity room that was well applauded by my peers.through this I wanted all the children to put their ideas to practical use and turn their dreams into reality.

HOW DID I BUILD MY PROTOTYPE

As I mentioned earlier my idea of the activity room was very inviting for all the students. Let me give you a list of the things that I included in my activity room

1.Moulding clay

2.Oiling Can

3.Magnifying glass

4.A cutter blade(to cut iron)

5.Mechanix set

6.Charts both white and coloured

7.Decorative Ribbons

8.Sketch pens

9.Writing Pads

10.White A4 papers

11.Colour paper or scrap books

12.White boards

13.Markers

14.Set squares

15.protractors(180 and 360 degrees)

16.Scissors (both plain and fancy)

17.Blade

18.Knives and knife sharpener

19.Bell pins

20.Board ins

21.Binder clips

22.paper clips

23.Straws

24.rubber bands

25.Erasers

26.Pencil Sharpeners

27.Sewing Kit

28.Decorative items(eg:beads and gift wraps)

29.Post-it’s

30.Pens

31.Pencils

32.Gum Tapes

33.Gum

34.Stapler and stapler pins

35.Hammer

36.Screwdrivers

37.Cutting Pliers

38.Paintbrush

39.Wax cryons

40.Chalk Pieces(white and coloured)

41.Scales

42.Cling Film

43.Aluminium Foil

44.Measuring tapes

45.Switch

46.Hose pipe

47.Playing Cards

48.Wires

I put all these things into a room. Apart from to inspire the children I put up inspirational quotes,that I wrote on a chart. I had the idea that whenever my peers are struck somewhere they will look up from their work, read a motivational quote and strive harder to make what they wanted to make.

In My activity room I also arranged a projector and a screen so that if the students were making the project in a team, the team leader could display his ideas in the form of ppt and his colleagues could follow according to im or give him any suggestions if they wanted to.

Comments And Suggestions on My prototype

I showed my activity room to many students and faculty. All of them applauded my effort and I felt my idea was a huge success. The Head of the department of my branch(Computer Science) was very impressed with my idea and congratulated and appreciated me on thin novel thought. All the faculty also responded very positively to my idea.

All the students were excited about the idea of an activity room coming up in our campus where they could put their thoughts into action.Some of them were unstoppable as they started exploring and testing the things. And started thinking of what to make and from what.

One of my fellow students named Kiranmai is very fond of mechanix, and the very world of building something fascinates her.She was glad at the site of mechanix set and couldn't wait to fidget with it.she made a prototype of a mechanical windmill.once she was done she asked me to arrange for a dynamo the next time so that she could run it on electricity.hey joy knew no bounce and seeing her happy i was also glad that my prototype of an activity room had brought out her passion for mechanix.

Similarly two of my friends Priyanka and Narendra picked up straws to make something out of it.they thought for a long time but couldn’t come up with what to make. They came to me and asked me for a suggestion but i couldn’t think of anything instantly. Three of us discusse but couldnt come up with an idea.One of my faculty Vandana mam intervened and suggested me to provide WIFI enabled laptops or a system so that stuents who want to make somthing but are ot sure what to make can get ideas from the internet.

Strategy #2

HOW DO I

provide wide range of career opportunities and proper career guidance to the students

SOLUTION

My solution to this particular problem is a WEBSITE

During my landscape canvas , I found many of the students feel that the career guidance for them is not up to the mark i.e., they still need a platform where they can get accessed to the counselling at any time. The guidance provided during the class hours is often bare-bones. So, from multiple ideas, i’ve choosed “ Designing a website “ would be a one stop solution for this particular problem. With the help of this website, they can always get access to Open Study and become part of study groups. At this website, they can research the topic of their interest and get a customizable concept map that will help them make the studying materials cooler. The students will easily remember important information thanks to the interactive visual interface.

HOW DID I BUILD MY PROTOTYPE

Firstly for this prototype i’ve come up with many ideas like newsletters, college radio, department led organisations etcetera .But building a website will be an  effective way to reach thousands of people and share their views,thoughts, and  expressions in a better and most possible way.i also discussed this with my mentors and accepted their valuable suggestions.

I made a powerpoint presentation for this website and projected this in front of my peers and some of the faculty members.

My ppt consisted of many slides which includes the abstract details of the website .It provides the information on the topics namely

  • Exams
  • Toppers speak
  • Internships
  • Career Guide
  • Expert Advice
  • What’s trending

In the “Exams” section, students are provided with all the available exams related to their core subject and also other exams like Defence examinations,Research based examinations etc.

When he clicks on any particular exam, it gives a set of options like exam date, video tutorials,reference books,sample papers and so on. It will then redirect them to that particular page.

Next comes the Internshipspage where it  helps students find the right internship to kick start their career. internships are the most effective way for students to gain work experience before graduation.Whether they’re looking for work experience, want to receive college credits or just need some extra spending money, they can use this website for Summer jobs or entry level jobs.Best of all, searching for internships is completely free.They can serach their jobs in popular categories like Engineerin, Research, Humanities,Design etcetera.

The next comes Expert Advice where the students can get into contact with the college faculty and also to the departments of other colleges and universities.I found some of the students are facing problems with the faculty due to their timid nature in asking questions related to their vocation. So in this expert advice page, they can post their question and they receive their reply via email.Through this , he can receive multiple opinions and he can select the best option for his question.

In this section i.e., Toppers Speak the students will get to see the profiles of various students who have faced many challenges and finally succeeded with the flying colours. I thought that this website by sharing their experiences and giving them the tips helps them in solving some of the real life problems by which they can have a rough idea on what not to be done to build a successful career.

In  What’s Trending , the students are provided with the latest and popular information on various categories like

  • Tremendous Technologies
  • Art
  • Lifestyle
  • JNTU updates
  • New inventions
  • Recent Workshops
  • Photography etcetera

Through  this website he can have a generalised view on what's really happening around the world and helps him in having all round technical development.

The admin rights to this website will be provided to a set of people like the department representatives and to the teaching and technical department.

Comments And Suggestions on My prototype

I showed my website to my peers ,seniors and to our faculty and to our vice principal sir who is very supportive . All of them were really happy to see this website as it solves most of the minor and major problems of the fellows regarding the career opportunities.

“Your idea of this website is a near reflection of my thoughts” said my vice principal sir

They expressed their approval for my website which firstly gave me lots of happiness that I got succeeded in solving one of the problems in our campus. One of my friends namely Krishna suggested me that I could still improve the graphical user interface.  It took me to eternal bliss when I saw their excitement towards the website.

The faculty felt that this would be greatly benefit the students when this gets implemented so that the fellows who are passionate to learn but are timid can come up with their ideas and share them with their peers. They also suggested me to include a page in the website where the students can  interact with each other. I accepted their valuable suggestions and currently in a process of implementing them.

Strategy #3

How do I

help students to improve communication skills and technical skills at a time ?

Well  it’s the most common  problem to many of the first year students. When i spoke to them, i came to know that they were too scared to speak in front of people. The main problem is that the atmosphere was so strict and full of rules for the first year students. So i thought of organising them into a club where their friends or their seniors organize the club and make them speak in front of other students.


My Solution for the problem :

I thought to organise a “Speaker Friday “.  In this , Second Year Students will conduct  a one-hour session every Friday. Paper Presentation, Elocution , Poster presentation, Project Expo, are a part of this event.


My Prototype :

My prototype to this solution is orgainising a “Speaker Friday”. I used my powerpoit presentation as a prototype to explain my peers.

Here’s the link of presentation : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B17GYkGZ5EEwbU9GQjNRSFFJYXc/view?usp=sharing


Strategy #4

HOW DO I

MOTIVATE MY FELLOW STUDENTS TO GET OUTER WORLD EXPOSURE  WHILE PURSUING COLLEGIATE STUDIES

SOLUTION

My solution for this problem is smart classes and INDIM Hub:

It was during the landscape canvassing exercise , we got to see that despite of a magnificent infrastructure ; there were a few problems solving which , will make the structure the best place to live in. I got to see that students were having a two dimensional view about what they were studying.I felt that they need

a smart class is an existing idea but I wanted it to be on fuller scale so that it opens the an imagination room in young minds.A INDIM hub gives freedom to student to solve little problem that he/she comes across in his/her daily life by using the teachings in current curriculum in their style.Firstly,I explained the idea of a smart classroom to my peers and how the idea can be extended in every subject.Then,I explained to one of our faculty and asked him to take a digi class.

Comments And Suggestions on My prototype

Well, everyone encouraged and complimented me for my effort.My classmates found the concept interesting about how we can use a simple concept as a tool to give them awareness.They suggested me that inclusion of additional documentaries with the digi teaching sessions which will give a brighter insight about a topic.INDIM hub is an extension of smart class where students will try to solve a problem by learning concepts during the digi sessions.Both faculty and students asked to me additional overview about the liberty hub which I tried to tell through a smart session.My professors liked the idea of smart classes and liberty hub and encouraged me to take a step forward.

One of my peers was quite interested in 3D smart class which  actually is ‘fun with learn’.Its is only when a person watches something that his inquisition increases.This is what creates an urge to know more and more and become what actually happens in a particular subject or technology.Eventually everyone liked the idea.  

Spring-2018 Cohort :

STRATEGY#1

HOW DO I

EXPAND MY PEERS VIEW IN MY SCHOOL ON INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE

SOLUTION

In my school, a significant number of my companions are lacking industrial exposure however some of them are extremely intrigued to accomplish something important. My solution to this problem, is to provide a space with low cost industrial scrap  i.e  to make students to understand the industrial workflow, which boosts up their interest and it also encourages them to apply the theoretical knowledge they gained in the lectures. My solution is not confined to only students who are interested but it also aims to build interest among all the students in my school.


HOW DID I BUILD MY PROTOTYPE


For this prototype, I explored to numerous thoughts like workshops on industrial motivation, providing real time environment and many more. By using the methodology of “DESIGN THINKING” and the available resources and also by providing a space with a low cost industrial scrap   I made students to understand the industrial workflow, as it is a powerful method to reach every student’s mindset ,every student may get propelled seeing their companions working in school building industrial projects.
I gathered a group of people and I provided them low cost industrial scrap and I encouraged them to build their idea as a venture of their insight.. They are very much excited to get this opportunity and they strived their best to make the project fruitful.
With their teamwork, they worked hard for three days and they made the project successful. This activity engineered a positive perspective among all the students in my school and now we are getting a lot of encouragement and motivation from our faculty and management.


COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON MY PROTOTYPE

There are comments and suggestions on my prototype, few of them listed below:

"This movement spurred me a ton to shape myself to wind up noticeably a decent designer however this idea ought to be created considerably more insightful to make it more productive." - By Venkatesh.

"This brings an enduring institutional change and support my peers to enlighten their thoughts and I trust this occasion should live long."- By Savithri

"It influenced me to understand that innovation assumes a noteworthy part for the future presence of ventures."- By Amina

“This event will be more effective when students of all disciplines gets involved at the same time so the students can build their network and also they can know the work involved in other disciplines too.”-By Deepika.
I was really very happy and delighted to get these comments and suggestions from my peers and I am really very motivated now to broaden my idea to make every student be benefited with this prototype.

Strategy #2 :

HOW DID I :

Expand student's view on entrepreneurship skills

Solution:

encouraging and supporting the student ideas through start ups.In my school (GIET) many of the students are interested in inventing new things which are related to their respective core branches but they don’t have any perfect platform to exhibit their new designs. So I thought that it will be possible by creating an E-cell which is formally known as entrepreneur cell in the school itself. By this the students disclose their start up ideas with the help of prototype design.

How did I build my prototype :

First I have started brain storming process for the stated problem. I got so many solutions for that problem. They include leadership skills, human capital, dedication, time management, intelligence, courage, creativity, success, team, vision, networks, energy management, research. To meet all these things I have made a prototype design of entrepreneur cell which consists of all the strategic priorities.

How the entrepreneur cell works: In the cell, students come up with their ideas as a prototype design. Those prototype will be going to exhibit here as in the name of ”TECHNO ENTREPRENEUR HUB PROTOTYPE EXPO”. With the help of this expo, the remaining students will be inspired to get involved in this cell. Not only students, but also the different people from different organizations will play a vital role in the prototype exhibition.

By this the students will aware of entrepreneurship skills in the school itself.

Comments and Suggestions on my prototype :

They said this idea is pretty cool and worthy for each and every student who strives to succeed as an entrepreneur It will more better, if the funding will given by the government. Then the support is very rigid.

Strategy #3

HOW DID I

IMPLEMENT PRACTICAL WAY OF EDUCATION IN MY SCHOOL

SOLUTION


A considerable number of my peers are only confined to only theoretical knowledge but when they have to apply the theoretical knowledge they studied to solve the practical challenges, students are confronting problems. To solve this, I designed a forum “7HW”, in which the students as well as the faculty members of my school can interact online. This establish as a framework for my peers to share their ideas. They can expand their network and also they can find career opportunities. This platform is multi disciplinary, this empowers students to interact with the students of other disciplines.

HOW DID I BUILD MY PROTOTYPE


While I was designing a prototype, I came across many ideas like Digital Classrooms, Sophisticated labs and many more. But I felt that these ideas may take time to be implemented in my school. My main motto is to build a quick and a unique solution so that every student may get benefited with my idea in a short period of time.
In 7HW, my peers can interact with the faculty members by which they can clarify their doubts, take online lectures, interact with students of other disciplines and also they can have a video conferencing to discuss their ideas. I am also planning to involve the IT professionals by which my peers can know their role as an engineer in the industrial environment. I believe that when students discuss about the present and upcoming technologies at least for an hour daily, they will definitely present their best in the campus interviews and they will crack the best job.
I planned to organize competitions like hackathons, coding challenges, website design, IOT, design thinking and many more. This activity generates an enthusiasm among the students to participate and win exciting prizes. My main aim is to bring out the hidden talents of the student.

COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS


I received many comments and suggestions. Few of them are listed below:

“I appreciate your idea, this would bring a great change among the students of the campus. I feel this would be more effective when the look and feel of this forum is even more developed”-By Kshema.

“I am in search for the right platform to mould myself as an IT engineer, I hope this will help me to achieve my goal”-By Balu.

“I am very impressed with your forum, your can make wonders if this spreads to every student in the campus”-By Amina.

The response for my prototype gave a new energy to achieve something big. I am very happy to receive a positive response from my peers and faculty. Now, I am heading towards to build a great network and empathy to my forum.

Strategy #4

HOW DO I

DEVELOP INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS AMONG THE STUDENTS

SOLUTION


Students are facing problems while they are attending interviews or group discussions in campus drives. They are not being employed into the companies though they have good command in technical skills. One can present their talent well only when they have good communication skills.  I tried to solve this problem by establishing a hub “IPSC-HUB” in my school. My vision is to enhance interpersonal and communication skills of students.


HOW DID I BUILD MY PROTOTYPE


I faced many hurdles while building a prototype. Finally, I decided to establish a hub in my school. One can build a good network among people, only when they have good communication skills. To make this hub fruitful, I choose three more people as organisers, namely Nishitha Aluri, Tejaswani Jagu, Manjunath Kousik who can interact well with all my peers. The main activities of the hub are:

  • Cross Talks
  • Group Discussions’
  • Jam
  • Debates
  • Ted Talks
  • Empathy
  • Life skills
  • Conflict Mangaement
  • Creative Thinking
  • Leadership Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Management


We need more mentors for this hub, so we thought to start small. One can develop his communication skills only when he communicates frequently. Some can be moulded fastly but some may take time. So, firstly, we will recruit 30 students  who are enthusiastic to mould themselves. We will train them so they can act as trainers by which we can involve all the campus in our school to participate in this hub. And this process repeats though leave the campus after accomplishing our degree.


COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS


One of my friends Nihanth commented that this idea will be very much helpful for the students to expand their wings on interpersonal skills,but it would better if this session goes with large number and more often


T.V Rao ,professor of computer sciences department commented that all the disciplines irrespective of the department must have active participation in the sessions.


I am very much obliged to build up this prototype




Related Links

LandScape Canvas Link  (Spring - 2017):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wKMel2aarD-8Jv_xF_PT26mQ8wE51FGN00z0Dz5VPao/edit#gid=0

LandScape Canvas Link  (Spring - 2018):

click here

Pitch Video Link (Spring - 2017):

https://youtu.be/HOL8IAwZIbc

Project Video Link (Spring-2018):

Project Video

College Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0egSNOcjyM&t=125s

Giet University Wiki Page Link:

http://universityinnovation.org/wiki/Godavari_Institute_of_Engineering_%26_Technology

STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS (Spring-2017 Cohort):

Grusha Kaur Sahni

Jahnavi Mavuri

Siddhartha Mondreti

Rachana Parupudi

STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS (Spring-2018 Cohort):

Yaswanth Balaramaraju Manthena

Nishitha Aluri

Manjunath Kousik Ambatipudi

Tejaswani Devi Jagu